Mt Gower, Lord Howe Island

Mountain · Nature / Park
Hike the paths of Mt Gower to see 57 variations of endemic ferns and over 200 species of native birds, such as a variety of rare petrels, discovered to be breeding here in 1914. Bushwalking, natural history tours, talks, and guided hikes take place along the many trails leading up to the peak of the mountain, which is 875 meters (2,871 ft) high. The highly eroded mountain was produced about 6.3 million years ago by successive basalt lava flows that once filled a large volcanic crater. Evidence of this ancient activity can be seen as horizontal basalt strata on the mountain’s cliffs, which are occasionally interspersed with dikes. Put Mt Gower and other Lord Howe Island attractions into our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary website, and watch your holiday take shape.
Create an itinerary including Mt Gower
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Mt Gower reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
223 reviews
Google
5.0
TripAdvisor
  • Whatever you do dont miss this. Yes there are a few sections dragging yourself up ropes but its all doable. Wonderful experience in this unique place  more »
  • I climbed Mt Gower in company - before COVID - May 2019 - and loved every minute over 8 hours! Tough, breathless, but beautiful and stunning from every angle. Laughs + listening to Jack Shick...  more »
Google
  • To summit Mt Gower you need to do a bit of everything. Some hiking, tramping, water crossings, rappelling, lots of climbing and getting muddy👌🏽
  • This was one of the most challenging walks (actually no, climbs) I have ever done. The end result is definitely worth it. Jack was a wonderful guide with a wealth of knowledge. If you are scared of heights this is not the walk for you. On certain parts you are required to pull yourself up via rope and going down can seem even more intimidating. Would I recommend this to other people? - definitely, it is a veiw which is worth going through the pain to experience.

Plan your trip to Lord Howe Island

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Lord Howe Island

See all ›
©
Beach
Ned's Beach
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
©
Beach
Lagoon Beach
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
©
Hiking Trail
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Lord Howe Island

©
Natural History Museum
Lord Howe Island Museum
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
©
Golf Course
Lord Howe Island Golf Club
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
©
Geologic Formation
Ball's Pyramid
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Nearby attractions in Lord Howe Island

Sightseeing Tour
Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Pro Dive Lord Howe Island
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
©
Hiking / Camping Tour
Lord Howe Environmental Tours
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Scuba / Snorkeling
Howea Divers
5.0
Duration: 2 hours